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Vamonos Riendo

Vamonos Riendo Mezcal is a triple-distilled ensamble vegan pechuga using blended Espadin and Tobala mezcal. This artesanal mezcal brings together techniques and artistry from multiple Oaxacan communities.

About this mezcal

Vamonos Riendo Mezcal is a triple-distilled ensamble vegan pechuga using maguey Espadin and Tobala. The Tobala mezcal is sourced from from Soledad Salinas using plants that have been growing for 14 years at 6,500 feet above sea level. The Espadin mezcal is sourced from San Juan Del Rio. To minimize deforestation, only remnants of black and white oak are used to fire the pits and the copper stills. The two mezcals are brought together in Tlalixtac de Cabrera and are double distilled together to create an ensamble.

Inspired by pechuga-style mezcals that are meant to celebrate births, weddings, holidays, and other significant events, fruit is added to the still for a third distillation — making a vegan style pechuga. There are notes of melon, pineapple, grapefruit and mandarin balanced by the sweetness of cocoa with notes of mint and anise. There is a long smooth finish of caramel with a citrus bite.

Vamonos Riendo Mezcal

Vamonos Riendo is committed to supporting local communities to build a better future. The agaves are grown by the owners of the palenques and the surrounding community.

The company has themselves aligned with SACRED, a non-profit that helps improve lives in the rural Mexican communities where heirloom agave spirits are made. In 2020, they sponsored the construction of a rainfall-collection system to mitigate water insecurity in the community of Zaachila, Oaxaca.

3 reviews

4 out of 5


Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

292 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 week ago

LOTE: MVR0620
Nose – Half and half cream. Strawberry shortcake. Light ethanol.

Palate – Grape Kool-aid. Honeydew melon. Not getting much of the pechuga elements. The smoke profile in the aftertaste is a bit rough (i.e., metallic / industrial) though. But the more I sip it, it seems to get a little rougher each time. All in all, this sips fine – good not great. It’s a leg up on cheaper cocktail mezcals in the $30-40 range. The tobala adds a nice element to it and it’s around $50.

LOTE: MVR0620
Nose – Half and half cream. Strawberry shortcake. Light ethanol.
Palate – Grape Kool-aid. Honeydew melon. Not getting much of the pechuga elements. The smoke profile in the aftertaste is a bit rough (i.e., metallic / industrial) though. But the more I sip it, it seems to get a little rougher each time. All in all, this sips fine – good not great. It’s a leg up on cheaper cocktail mezcals in the $30-40 range. The tobala adds a nice element to it and it’

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HighWine

HighWine

54 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Ensemble of Espadin and Tobala. Essentially a vegan pechuga, fruit and nuts, no meat.
Very unique nose. Heavy lime fragrance up front that reminds me of corn tortilla chips with lime. Salty olive brine. Taste is saltine cracker, lime rind, and bacon wrapped melon. Light bodied on the palate but the flavor lingers without any heat. I like this a lot.

loubank

loubank

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Okay, sure, yes, absolutely — I love these guys because they came to me and said, “Hey, we want to bake into our identity the idea that we support communities, so … what projects can we fund?” They decided to underwrite entirely the cost of a rain-collection system tied to a hygiene station in Zaachila, Oaxaca, that is organized by SiKanda. So I love them.

But I also love their mezcal. It’s a great, neat sipper with all those delicious fruit notes. And I’m told it works well in a cocktail, but once I pour it into the glass, I always forget the rest of the recipe and just start drinking.

Okay, sure, yes, absolutely — I love these guys because they came to me and said, “Hey, we want to bake into our identity the idea that we support communities, so … what projects can we fund?” They decided to underwrite entirely the cost of a rain-collection system tied to a hygiene station in Zaachila, Oaxaca, that is organized by SiKanda. So I love them.
But I also love their mezcal. It’s a great, neat sipper with all those delicious fruit notes. And I’m to

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